Rated 5.00/5 based on 4 reviews
They gathered in Hamburg to plot jihad. Some had had flight training; the rest were muscle. Only one knew the endgame, but all knew they would die.
Dedicated amateurs. Careless, made mistakes, and CIA got wind of them early on. Here's how it went down. More

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  • Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
  • Words: 8,370
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9781476137209
About Carlos Luria

Born in Hamburg, educated in Nazi Germany, the UK and USA, he was recruited by CIA right out of college and served in Germany and elsewhere in operations against Soviet Bloc targets. Following retirement, he and his wife lived aboard a 37' sloop for almost four years, sailing the Caribbean and South Atlantic. Today he lives in South Carolina.

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Review by: Allison Burg on Oct. 5, 2012 :
Excellent short story that is wonderfully written. It sucks you in within the first sentence and whisks you off on a wonderful adventure of an ex CIA agent going back to Hamburg Germany where the beginning of Al Queda questions crop up. You wont be able to put it down.
(reviewed 16 days after purchase)
Review by: Carl Schrader on Sep. 24, 2012 :
A very good short story providing insight into how the CIA operates by a guy who knows ----an ex CIA agent.
Carl Schrader
(reviewed 21 days after purchase)
Review by: Emily Dewhirst on Sep. 20, 2012 :
A fascinating bit of historical fiction, timely and tautly written. A peek into CIA's operating techniques that many times fail - but ultimately caught bin Laden. A lesson that failure must be an option, because it makes you try harder
(reviewed 20 days after purchase)
Review by: Jillian Burg on Sep. 19, 2012 :
Loved this story. It made me laugh out loud and made my heart pound throughout, to a crescendo at the end. It paints big, colorful scenes in just a few words. I definitely recommend if you're looking for a 30-minute type of read you 'can't put down'.
(reviewed 16 days after purchase)
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